While bead weaving with size 11/0 Miyuki Delicas the thread broke just two rows in. The thread is very weak an stretchy.
The ideal thread for bead weaving
After years of using a range of threads (Silamide, Nymo, Fireline, etc) I am instantly hooked on KO. It seems very strong, doesn't split, fray, tangle or stretch unduly. It is the easiest I have ever threaded even with quite small needles, maintains its integrity beautifully throughout stitching as well as looking good as new and suitable for re-use even after being pulled out of work.
To date I have used it primarily with seed beads and fire polished beads, so am yet to try it with my favourite Swarovski beads. I'll keep you posted!
Thread had never been a problem. Then Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork required longer lengths, doubled over. Nymo thread went through so many times, tangled, and frayed, I was more than mumbling to myself. After reading Tia Dalma's article on beading thread, I headed for KO. I can't rave enough about how this thread does not tangle or fray. Best of all it's easy to thread a needle, something very important for aging eyes. Try KO and see the difference. It might not stretch as much as Nymo, but I can work with that.
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KO Nylon Japanese beading thread
I prefer this thread to any other one out there, I use it all the time, no waxing or thread heaven needed, it works up with no tangaling